Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
DonBo

Nishioka, geez,

Recommended Posts

In this his fourth game, he's got 3 errors, should have had two more today (so far) that were not called that have led to 4 unearned runs. He's also 0 for 11 at the plate.

I know we paid a lot of money for this guy, but how many more games can we afford to lose because of this stiff?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed. I was stunned they brought him back at all (c'mon, a lemon is a lemon! His numbers stunk in AAA!). Then when they DO bring him back, he continues or even compounds his previous poor play and may have cost us the game today. I say cut your losses and move on. He is never going to be a major leaguer. He just doesn't have the stuff, and that's the way it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bert really blasted him on today's broadcast...said the guy

has no business being in the big leagues...he cost the Twins

4 runs today. Maybe Boston will take him too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The worst player I've ever seen in the major leagues.

Totally lost. Clueless in the field.

He still can't get in position for a cutoff.

Today was absolutely brutal .... again.

What did he cost us ? 14 million ?

Write it off and let him go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guy's a joke. Target execs must have had some Japanese 'wigs' in town so they brought him up for that. :P kidding of course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We just have to ride it out until Plouffe is back. However, I refuse to believe we didn't have someone else that we couldn't have brought up instead. I'm kinda' enjoying this train wreck though smile Interested in seeing how much worse it can really get.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's hope the Twins are just giving him one more shot to try and prove he belongs in the big leagues. Face it, the Twins have nothing to lose in 2012. If he costs us a game or two now it's not going to have an impact on the pennant race. Some guys just implode on the big stage and so far he is one of them!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I heard from someone in the office he was sent back down today... hopefully he stays there... that was painful.

Good LUck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to an MLB article posted two hours ago, he is starting against the Rays tonight...

Weird because they dont play tonight

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked it up on line, looks like he is sticking around until they have Plouffe firmly in place.

Too bad, I like the report from the guy in the office better!

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I could do better the Nishyicky. At least I can hit a fast ball. Although, my fielding abilities are about par with his.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is the over/under on him ever wearing a Twins uniform again??

1%, and that's an easy under.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Twins have outrighted right-hander Nick Blackburn and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka, taking both off the 40-man roster on Monday, Aug. 20. Both players are still in the team's system but have been through and cleared waivers.

Both will play at Triple-A Rochester.

Blackburn, 30, has been a pitching rotation mainstay since 2009 and signed a four-year, $14 million extension before the 2010 season that will pay him $5.5 million in 2013. Nishioka, 28, signed a three-year, $9.25 million contract in November 2010 after winning the Japan League batting title.

The Twins now have 38 players on the 40-man roster and said they will make a corresponding move to add a player to the active roster on Tuesday. That they cleared space on the 40-man seems to indicate it will be a player who has yet to play for Minnesota, such as right-handed pitcher Esmerling Vasquez.

Team officials were not immediately available for comment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last year we blamed Nishi a bit for our poor season, we're no better this year without him. He is the most fortunate millionaire. Maybe it's his chain smoking marlboro's that has set him back ? I don't think we'd allow him to be bat boy at this point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I built a Smitty Sled years ago and it worked great. But I had issues with it dragging on the snow and ice when trying to change directions. So I went and built a new sled that uses 2 sets of skis where the front skis would turn and help steer the sled. It is a rough build and I still plan on paining it. But I gave it a trial run and it seems to work pretty well. The only thing I think I will had is a stiffener board across the front of the plywood so the weight of my sled doesn't cause it to flex and rub on my cross member and a couple bungees connecting teh front ski supports to the rear ski supports so it doesn't over steer and tracks a little straighter.   I made a video and posted it to youtube.   Smitty Sled #2 Smitty Sled2.mp4
    • More cases found in SE Minnesota.   Thanks, Deer Farmers....   Chronic wasting disease 'is gaining traction' By JOHN ENGER Minnesota Public Radio   Nov 18, 2018 Updated Nov 19, 2018     The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says chronic wasting disease seems to be spreading along river corridors, where deer can easily travel.   Early testing confirmed four more cases of chronic wasting disease this hunting season. And in just the last few days, two more deer tested positive in a preliminary screening. Hunters in southeastern Minnesota have killed half a dozen chronic wasting disease infected deer this fall. Until this hunting season, there were only 17 confirmed cases of CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer herds. They were concentrated within a five-mile radius between Preston and Lanesboro. Michelle Carstensen leads CWD management for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. She says, one of those animals was shot several miles outside the known infection area. “We have solid evidence that this disease is persisting,” she said. “And we appear to have some spread to the northwest. This disease is gaining traction.” The DNR established a CWD management zone two years ago. Now, Carstensen says, it will have to be enlarged. “Our boundaries are going to change,” she said. “We set up that first zone based on the information we had.” And she said, more cases are likely. Deer hunting season closed Sunday across much of the state, but hunters in southeastern Minnesota have until Nov. 25. More cases of CWD are never good news, she said, but she has been able to mine the testing data for insights into how the disease is spread. All the infected deer were strong, mature bucks, looking for mates. The buck that was shot outside of the management zone, appeared to be traveling along the Root River. She says, CWD seems to be spreading along river corridors, where deer can easily travel.
    • If I get a Showdown soon and a newer Garmin for the bow of my boat then I would sell the Elite-5 with icepack and softwater transducer. 
    • I have refilled the 1 pounders in the past. I just don't like to do it. Always feel like they are not completely full. And yes I have watched videos on how ot do it.
    • Among others I have an Elite-5 as well and have used it for Ice fishing. It seems to run fine for a while then starts acting up. The GPS in the boat is really slow to track so it's been sitting on the shelf!  I hate being out with a bad product and screw up a whole weekend. That is why I pretty much stick with the FL-18 which has never let me down.    "For Sale"  Nice condition Lowrance Elite-5  Works perfectly!  😏
    • They sell 10's of thousands of the 20lb tanks for grills. Ice fishermen are probably the biggest market for 5lb and 11lb tanks, so we pay a premium for them because we are a small regional market.
    • yep, expensive because they are hard to find. I just refill the one pounders. easy and cheap. 
    • Why are the 5 lb. propane tanks so expensive and hard to find. I've looked online for them and they are usually about $60. 20# tanks are about $40 full. Wanting to possibly stop using the 1lb. tanks for my buddy heater and go with a 5lb. tank that will last longer. Oh, and I'm on foot 100% of the time. 
    • I was using a Marcum Showdown 5.6 and loved it. Then my teenage son started fishing with me and he has taken over the Showdown. So, I bought the ice pack for my Lowrance Elite-5 from my boat. It's OK but I much prefer the Showdown.  The Elite-5 will act up at times and it really ticks me off. Now I'm looking for a Showdown for myself again. 
    • Anyone have the latest and greatest on Morson area ice conditions?  Pretty early yet, but it’s been awfully chilly out there.   Thanks!  
×